THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEARNING MOTIVATION AND READING INTEREST OF FIFTH GRADERS IN THEME 6 OF SUBTHEME I AT SD NEGERI SAMAHANI ACEH BESAR
Learning motivation and high interest in reading are one of the factors of students’ success. Based on the results of observations carried out at Samahani Aceh Besar Public Elementary School it was stated that there were several problems in learning motivation and reading interest of fifth-grade students at Samahani Aceh Besar Public Elementary School, which were still in the low category. Many students lack motivation in learning and some of them still have low interest in reading, resulting in a lack of motivation to study. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between learning motivation and reading interest of fifth grade students on the 6th sub-theme I at SD Negeri Samahani Aceh Besar. The approach used was a quantitative approach and a type of correlation research. The population in this study were all students of SD Negeri Samahani Aceh Besar grades V-A and V-B, totaling 44 students. The sample consisted of 22 students from class V-B. Data collection techniques in this study were observation, questionnaires, interviews, and documentation. Based on the research results, the correlation value obtained was 0.59 in the sense that the relationship between learning motivation and reading interest of fifth grade students on theme 6 sub-themes I at SD Negeri Samahani Aceh Besar was quite adequate. These results can be proven by the results of the t-test analysis, the value of tcount = 2.955 and ttable = 1.720, thus tcount ˃ ttable so that it can be concluded that Ha is accepted or in other words "there is a relationship between learning motivation and reading interest of fifth grade students on theme 6 sub-theme I in SD Negeri Samahani Aceh Besar.
Keywords: learning, motivation, reading interest